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"Sounds of the Mill" debuts with Cliff Collins

“Sounds of the Mill” debuts with Cliff Collins

By Jock Lauterer Faculty Adviser the Carrboro Commons For her final project last semester, Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Kelsey Kusterer conducted a series of oral history interviews with Carrboro notables including Cliff Collins, Jeackie Helvey, Jay Parker, Ellie Kinnaird, Don Basnight and Rob Hogan. Over the coming weeks, the Commons will be presenting  Kusterer’s audio interviews. This week’s installment features… Read more →

Midweek farmers’ market opens with tomato author

Midweek farmers’ market opens with tomato author

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer At the spring opening of the Wednesday Carrboro Farmers’ Market on April 8, a sizable crowd turned out for free seedlings and advice from Tim Stark, author of Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer. Tim Stark, farmer and author of Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer, signs a copy of his… Read more →

Coworking offers flexible, affordable workspace

Coworking offers flexible, affordable workspace

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The sign of a successful executive used to be the large corner office with windows, but for many companies and individuals, a shaky economy is changing the look of the workplace in the U.S. (R to L) Robarn Danzman, owner and founder of Aberdium Consulting, LLC, explains a diagram of marketing techniques for… Read more →

Agent advocates conservation, immigrant rights

Agent advocates conservation, immigrant rights

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro has grown significantly economically and culturally in recent decades, and Gary Phillips, a resident of Silk Hope, has been there to observe the town’s changes. Gary Phillips, partner and broker at Weaver Street Realty, sits in the office of the real estate business he founded in 1982. A man of many hats,… Read more →

Volunteers organize food for Carrboro children

Volunteers organize food for Carrboro children

by Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Friday marked the addition of fresh milk and bread to backpacks full of food packaged for local children by TABLE, a nonprofit located at 205 W. Weaver St. in Carrboro. TABLE Director Joy MacVane welcomes the additional food because she says most backpack programs in North Carolina don’t offer fresh bread and milk…. Read more →

Carrboro quilter work on display at Century Center

Carrboro quilter work on display at Century Center

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Children are usually taught to color inside the lines. But when Susan Powell, a quilter from Carrboro, realized that she did not have to stick to patterns for her artistic endeavors, she found the creative freedom that launched three quilting series: “Abstracts,” “Still Life” and “City Views.” Quilt artist Susan Powell displays “Buildings… Read more →

Welcome to the 2009 Carrboro Commons!

Welcome to the 2009 Carrboro Commons!

By Jock Lauterer Carrboro Commons Faculty Adviser Welcome to the Carrboro Commons. Our first edition of 2009 will up later this week. An entirely Web-based lab newspaper, the Commons has the dual role of informing and entertaining Carrboro folks while creating a real-time hyper-local media experience for college journalists. The moment of birth: back in the fall of 2006, then… Read more →

About Us

About Us

Corey Inscoe Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Allison Miller Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Like FDR, Corey Inscoe is a senior journalism major and music minor from Cary, N.C., one of the rare breeds who was actually born and raised in the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees. When he’s not doing work for the Commons, he is scouring the Web for new music or… Read more →